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Prime Minister $10 million boost for UOIT

Updated: May 4, 2019

Prime Prime Minister Justin Trudeau uses some of the climatic technology at UOIT’s Automotive Centre of Excellence on Aug. 31. Trudeau also announced $9.46 million in funding towards enhancements to the centre.

From the Oshawa Newspaper (,
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in town to tour UOIT’s Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE) building.
He also announced $9.5 million in federal funding towards the construction of a moving ground plane, a giant belt that acts as a road surface under a vehicle.
The equipment simulates aerodynamic forces against moving vehicles and measures the physical characteristics of real-world conditions.
The moving ground plane will be incorporated into the existing wind tunnel facilities at the ACE, one of the largest in the world.

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